Who We Are
We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.
Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).
We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.
We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.
Latest News Stories
12 December 2018
Adrian Piccoli, The Age, 30 Nov 2018. NAPLAN and the publishing of school-by-school reslts on the MySchool website started out as relatively harmless, but has turned into a wrecking ball...more»
12 December 2018
The Age, 27 Nov 2018. New analysis by Macquarie University has found that the area in which a student goes to school is one of the clearest predictors of Year...more»
26 November 2018
Brett Henebery, The Educator, 23 Nov 2018. Di Snowball says that her 52 years of experience in teaching students to read and in helping thousands of teachers, there has never...more»
15 November 2018
Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 15 Nov 2018. Australia prides itself on its egalitarian ethos, but it is a myth in education. We have one of the most segregated school...more»
14 November 2018
heysigmund.com, 13 Nov 2018. Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light the world on fire... When anxiety takes hold though, it's overwhelming....more»